An accounts expert Evelyn Mwapasa, former consultant for the World Bank, has been appointed as new Chief Executive Office of the Council of the Society of Accountants in Malawi (Socam) effective April 1, 2013.
She replaces Daniel Dunga and would bring a lot of experience having worked in a number of high profile jobs such as financial controller and later chief executive officer Admarc Investmen, according to Socam president William Matambo .
Mwapasa also worked previously as also chief executive officer of David Whitehead.
“Besides, the wealth of experience in management, finance and accounting, Ms Mwapasa is coming to Socam with good knowledge of technical matters and issues impacting on the regulation and development of the accountancy profession, which she gained through previous professional engagements,” said Matambo.
Between 2007 and 2008, Mwapasa consulted for the World Bank in Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania on a project which diagnoses a country’s state of the accountancy profession and makes recommendations for policy, according Matambo.
She was also Malawi’s representative on ACCA’s International Assembly board for four years from 2008 to 2012 and worked as audit manager for KPMG for the same number years from 2008 to March 2013.
Mwapasa is a registered member of Socam, Certified Public Accountant (CPA-Malawi), Fellow of the Association of Charted Certified Accountants (FCCA) and holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Accountancy.
She also led Young Women Leaders Network (YWLN).